Hi, I'm Chezzie, English-but-lives-in-Germany, going into 12th grade in a couple of weeks... my school does the IB, which requires every student to write a 4000 word essay over the summer holidays, polish it up over the next few months, and send it off in December. My topic is Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, and the question is this: to what extent is Tess in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles the perfect/archetypal Victorian woman?
I'd like someone who has read the book and knows a little about essay-writing to read over some of the essay over the next couple of weeks while I'm writing it. Everyone I know - my mum, my dad, my boyfriend - haven't read the book, and I don't want to impose on any of them. My supervisor - my English teacher, who actually studied Tess for a year in her English degree - will, of course, be seeing this in a few weeks, but I'd just like to get the feeling I'm on the right track.
I have MSN, and will hand that out to anyone who offers to 'beta' for me (which reminds me, more than one person would also be great), and if not emailing should be fine.
Please comment! <3 Thank you so much~